The simple exterior of C’est La Vie Spa in Dale Lace Road belies the beautiful calm interior of this small day spa. A stone clad wall and white reception desk immediately creates a wonderful professional impression. A small but beautifully decorated lounge in light blues and dove grays is separated with a vinyl covered glass separation wall, which opens up to the pedicure station on the other side.
I took advantage of their massage special one crazy Monday after work when the work week already felt far too long. I was escorted to the room where I could change into a gown and slippers, but opted to go direct to the massage table and cover myself for the back neck and shoulder massage.
As far as massages go, this was one of the best and I can’t wait to return. The therapist first made sure that my back was aligned and my spine crackled like a Highveld fire. Only then she proceeded in doing a firm and therapeutic oil massage. She managed to reach all the knots and it felt to me that real work was being done on my back.
I then made a beeline for the nail bar where I had Gelish soaked off and a French gel applied. The nail technician worked at a good tempo and my nails were done in no time. Great results. The selection of OPI and Gelish colours are commendable – I could pick and choose, which is not always the case with all spas.
The booking process was easy – I booked online (www.cestlaviespa.co.za) and received a call shortly thereafter to secure the booking. The half price massage special is on Mondays and Thursdays at R190pp for a 30 min back, neck and shoulder massage.
Interestingly, C’est La Vie was previously part of the Virgin Spa brand in 2008 before Virgin Spa retracted from South Africa in 2010. They then created a new and exciting brand C’est La Vie – the retraction of Virgin gave them the freedom to be creative and bring in new and exciting treatments such as Dermafix Micro-needling, Peels, Individual eyelash extensions, Sunbed and so much more.
C’estlavie Spa opened their doors in Randpark Ridge in October 2014!
C’estlavie Spa | Cnr Dale Lace and Ateljee Roads | Randpark Ridge |
www.cestlaviespa.co.za | Tel 011 794 4353